At what time will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available?

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I wanted to keep my existing configuration and programs on my Cubieboard2 with Linaro Lubuntu, but at the same I wanted to upgrade the packages since the Lubuntu 12.10 is quite outdated. This post describes my steps to upgrade my Cubieboard2 to the newer version, which can be done in 3 steps:

Update repository list to old-releases derivativesUpgrade Ubuntu 12.10 (Linaro 13.04) to Ubuntu 13.10 (Linaro 14.01)Ubuntu 13.10 (Linaro 14.01) to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version (long time support)


I hope that with Ubuntu 14.04LTS version I will get smoother path to the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release, which will have support next 5 years till 2021! So let’s...

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Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” is planned to release on 22nd October 2015. The upcoming Ubuntu will be based on Kernel 4.2.1.

Ubuntu 15.10 will come with some exiting experiments. The Snappy Ubuntu Core, Unity 8 desktop and MIR display manager are the new technologies to ubuntu. The Ubuntu 16.04 will be based on Mir and Unity 8. Also there is big changes are coming to 15.10 and the next Long Term Support 16.04. For sometime there was not much happening into Ubuntu desktop edition but slowly Unity 8, Mir and Snappy Ubuntu core is taking shape for launch to public.

Ubuntu 15.10 Default Wallpaper

Kernel 4.2.1

The New Ubuntu 15.10 will be based on 4.2 branch of Linux Kernel, which was released a couple of week ago. support for the new AMD GPU driver, F2FS per-file encryption, NCQ TRIM handling, queue spinlocks, and lots of new and updated drivers are now part of Ubuntu 15.10 final release.

Gnome 3.16

Ubuntu 15.10 comes with the components of...

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There are many types of Ubuntu. From different flavors, to release versions, there is a lot to cover. If you’re looking to try out Ubuntu for the first time, understanding this information can be the difference between a good experience and a bad experience. It is because of this, we’ll break down the different releases of Ubuntu. We’ll discuss what LTS means, what an Ubuntu “flavor” is, and more! The best place to start is to talk a little bit about the difference between LTS and Regular Release.

LTS and Regular Release

Every six months, Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) releases a new version of Ubuntu Linux. These releases have very specific labels. X.04 and X.10. As of writing this article, the upcoming release of Ubuntu is set to be version 17.10. There’s something to understand about these numbers. They’re not random. They serve a purpose.

“17.10” tells us a lot of things.

17 means that this release came out in the year 2017.10 lets users know...
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Apparently, the recently released Ubuntu operating system (17.04) will be the last time Ubuntu will feature its own desktop shell ‘Unity’ which was first introduced back in 2010. So, it survived 7 years, almost. It actually did not ‘survive’, in my opinion, even though I myself was too quick to criticize it (well, back then I was young,...

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About a year ago, Google released their desktop search called Google desktop for Linux. Since then they released some updates to Google Desktop adding support for 64 bit and more file fomats, but they left out one big feature of its Windows and Mac counterparts: Gadgets, mini-applications written in HTML and JavaScript.

Today Google released an open source version of the Gadgets runtime for Linux!

This is extremely cool, obviously, for two reasons: First, you don’t have to use Google Desktop if you don’t want to, and I guess there are more people who use Beagle, Tracker or Strigi on Linux.

Second, well I already told you, it’s open source!

So my first reaction to this was to head to the official Google Gadgets for Linux site and download the tarball. I installed the dependencies and compiled it, following the HowTo in their wiki.

After the build and install finished I started Google Gadgets with the -s switch to open the sidebar. After adding some...

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Ubuntu is one of the most polished Linux distributions available, fusing the work of a global community of contributors who provide a diverse range of skills to make Ubuntu what it is.

While we all enjoy the fruits of a new Ubuntu release every six months, many people have asked the team over the years how this wide range of contributors manage to come together to build a new Ubuntu release.

In this article we're going to explain how a new Ubuntu release is made, what kind of skills and talent go into it, and what organisational structure we use to bring together this range of contributions into one cohesive unit.

Regular releases

At the heart of the Ubuntu project is a commitment to deliver a new release every six months. Unlike many software projects that identify a set of core features to deliver in a release, and who are often willing to delay the release until those features are complete, Ubuntu never releases late. If a given feature will...

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It's probably the last thing hardcore Ubuntu fans want to know, but it looks like the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 operating system was codenamed Artful Aardvark, and a preliminary release schedule is already online.

It would be awkward for Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth to announce the codename of Ubuntu 17.10 considering what happened lately with the layoffs, etcetera, so some of our readers spotted the release schedule of the upcoming Ubuntu Linux release on the official wiki.

According to the release schedule page, Ubuntu 17.10 will follow the same development cycle like before, which means that a total of two Alpha builds will be made available to public testers on June 29 and July 27, respectively, only for opt-in flavors, of followed by the first Beta, which lands on August 31.

It's important to mention here that the Ubuntu GNOME flavor is no longer called Ubuntu GNOME, but simply Ubuntu. Also, according to Canonical's Michael Hall, the Alpha 2 milestone is...

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Canonical released today the beta development version (a.k.a. Final Beta) of its upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system, along with the second beta for opt-in flavors.

While many of the opt-in Ubuntu flavors participated in last month's beta release, this is the first time Ubuntu 18.04 LTS gets a public beta build that users can actually download and install on their personal computers if they plan on becoming early adopters ahead of the official release later this month.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is Canonical's seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release, and it comes with several exciting changes for the Ubuntu community. These include a slightly, darkish theme and X.Org Server as default display server instead of Wayland, which is used in the current stable release, Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark).

As expected, GNOME 3.28 is the default desktop environment, though some components couldn't be upgraded, such as the Nautilus file manager due to it no...

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